Bobby Shmurda appeared in Brooklyn Federal Court, on April 29th, in an effort to lend some credibility to his argument that he has been targeted by law enforcement because he his young, black and successful.
The "Hot Nigga" rapper, born Ackquille Pollard, is suing the New York Police Department for alleged false gun and drug charges stemming from a June 3, 2014 arrest he says caused him "permanent nervous shock and mental anguish."
NYDailyNews reports that Shmurda, 21, claims he was simply minding his business while hanging at a friend's residence in Rockaway Parkway when police busted in, teased him by chanting the lyrics to his "chart-topping songs" as they apprehended him.
"When one of the occupants opened the door a slight bit to see who was there, Officer Douglas Corso and other police officers kicked in the door and illegally entered the residence without a search warrant," part of the lawsuit read.
In contrast, the NYPD are claiming Shmurda was attempting to stash the firearm in the couch.
The Daily News also reported that Shmurda was free on "$2 million bail." Complex reached out to his lawyer who confirmed his client was still in custody, which has been his fate for one year, four months and fourteen days.
On April 18, two of Shmurda's GS9 associates were convicted for the 2013 murder of a teen rival in Brooklyn. Shmurda is due back in court for the start of his trial in May.